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Melvin Earl Spence
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Birth: Aug. 27, 1905
Columbia
Tyrrell County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 19, 1997
Virginia Beach City
Virginia, USA

Melvin Earl Spence was the son of William "Willie" D. Spence and his wife, Emma G Dillion. He married Ione L. Bonney.

Obituary:
" Paper: Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA); Section: LOCAL; Page: B9
Deceased: MELVIN E. SPENCE; Date: May 21, 1997
Melvin E. Spence, 91, of Virginia Beach, a retired farmer, died May 19, 1997, in a Virginia Beach hospital.
Mr. Spence was a native of Columbia, N.C. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Virginia Beach. He was the son of the late W.D. Spence and Emma Dillion Spence and was predeceased by a grandson, David Paul Brumley.
Survivors include his wife, Ione B. Spence; one son, E. Ronald Spence and his wife, Anna M. Spence; a daughter, Judy S. Brumley and her husband, Paul C. Brumley, all of Virginia Beach; two grandsons, W. Carson Spence of Virginia Beach, Patrick N. Brumley and his wife, Karen W. Brumley of Chesapeake; a granddaughter, Jill Brumley Sarver and her husband, James W. Sarver of Virginia Beach; five great-grandchildren, Judson Sarver, Tiffany Brumley, Sarah Brumley, Berend Sarver, Patrick N. Brumley Jr.; two sisters, Beatrice Vaughan of Bloomington, Ind., Leneve Kay of Chesapeake; and a brother, W.R. Spence of Rocky Mount, N.C.
A chapel service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oak Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Joe Brewer. Burial will be at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at their home, 700 Princess Anne Road, today from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church Building Fund or Creeds Rescue Squad.
H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments is handling arrangements. "

New information added June 17, 2012:
Princess Anne County, Virginia marriage records show the following -
"Married December 3, 1926 - Melvin Earl Spence, single, and Ione L. Bonney, single - Melvin Earl Spence, age 21, born in Tyrell County, North Carolina and residing in Back Bay [Princess Anne County], Virginia, occupation Laborer, son of W.D. Spence and his wife, Emma G. - Ione L. Bonney, age 17, born in Princess Anne County, Virginia and residing in Princess Anne [Princess Anne County], Virginia, daughter of W.C. Bonney and his wife, Clara" 
 
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 Parents:
  William D. Spence (1870 - 1957)
  Emma Gertrude Dillion Spence (1875 - 1944)
 
 Spouse:
  Ione L. Bonney Spence (1909 - 1999)
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Haywood Spence (1896 - 1952)*
  Lillian Lee Spence Corprew (1898 - 1960)*
  Wilbert Lenton Spence (1903 - 1969)*
  Melvin Earl Spence (1905 - 1997)
  Beatrice Spence Vaughan (1907 - 2004)*
  Leneve Spence Kay (1911 - 2001)*
  William Roy Spence (1914 - 2002)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
Bayville
Virginia Beach City
Virginia, USA
Plot: in graveyard behind church, row 1
 
Created by: JoAnn
Record added: Aug 16, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20979407
Melvin Earl Spence
Added by: JoAnn
 
Melvin Earl Spence
Added by: JoAnn
 
 
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